This is a Masters degree designed to train students in the field of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology in order that they can develop a career in this field, or start a research activity leading to a doctoral thesis. Areas of knowledge that is inscribed: mainly in the areas of chemistry, physics, engineering, materials science, biochemistry, pharmacy and medicine. The theme of the Master is at the intersection of Nanoscience / Nanotechnology and molecular systems. Therefore affect scientific areas of current interest like Molecular Electronics, Molecular Magnetism, Supramolecular Chemistry, Surface Physics or Science of Molecular Materials.
The Master in Molecular Nanoscience and Nanotechnology responds to the academic and research profile through a range of subjects in scientific and technological areas of current interest such as Molecular Electronics, Nanomagnetism and Molecular Spintronics, Supramolecular Chemistry, Surface Physics, or the Science of Molecular Materials. The "molecular" orientation of this master in Nanoscience makes it unique on a national level and allows developing those aspects of nanoscience that are at the intersection between physics, chemistry and biology / medicine, making it truly multidisciplinary.
The interuniversity nature of the Master
- enables the mobility of students in programmed training activities in the different venues (public presentation of work, conference cycles, exhibition of works and other events);
- gives the master a scientific level and a multidisciplinarity not achievable by any of the universities separately, since it manages to bring together a teaching staff made up of the best researchers from each of the participating universities;
- favors the consolidation in Spain of a community of young scientists trained in this strategic research area;
- promotes the mobility of students in the different venues to carry out certain phases of the research project.
Entry and exit profile
The income profile recommended is that student who has completed previous studies degree qualifications of teaching or experimental techniques related to the objectives of the Master; including: Chemistry, Physics, Biochemistry, Biotechnology, Pharmacy, Medicine, Chemical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related degrees.
It is also necessary that students demonstrate a knowledge of English B2 level, to ensure that they can follow the lectures.
At the end of the Master the student will have a multidisciplinary training in both the chemical aspects related to nanoscience (ascending approach of nanoscience for the design of functional molecules and supramolecular structures, intermolecular interactions, self-assembly and molecular self-organization), as well as aspects physical (downward approach for nanofabrication, physical manipulation techniques, organization and characterization of nanomaterials).
- Knowledge and understanding that provide a basis or opportunity for originality in developing and / or applying ideas, often in a research context.
- That the students can apply their knowledge and their ability to solve problems in new or unfamiliar environments within broader (or multidisciplinary) contexts related to their field of study.
- That students are able to integrate knowledge and handle complexity, and formulate judgments based on information that was incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to the application of their knowledge and judgments.
- Students can communicate their conclusions and the knowledge and rationale underpinning to specialists and non-specialists in a clear and unambiguous manner.
- Students must possess the learning skills that enable them to continue studying in a way that will be largely self-directed or autonomous.
- Students have acquired the knowledge and skills necessary to follow future doctoral studies in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology.
- Students of an area of knowledge (eg physics) are able to communicate and interact with scientific colleagues from other areas of knowledge (eg chemistry in solving problems of nanoscience and molecular nanotechnology.
- Knowing the methodological approaches used in Nanoscience
- Acquire the conceptual knowledge of supramolecular chemistry necessary for the design of new nanomaterials and nanostructures
- Know the "state of the art" in molecular nanomaterials with optical, electrical or magnetic properties
- Evaluate the relationship and differences between the macroscopic properties of materials and properties of the unimolecular systems and nanomaterials.
- Know the main technological applications of molecular nanomaterials and be able to place them in the general context of Materials Science.
- Know the main applications of nanoparticles and nanostructured materials - obtained or functionalized by a molecularly approach in magnetism, molecular electronics and biomedicine.
Orientation and tutoring
Organs and support services and student guidance.
All participating universities have equivalent support and guidance services. For simplicity, only those of the Universitat de València are listed.
a) SeDI: UV Student Information and Dynamization Service for the advice and encouragement of students through the establishment and promotion of personal support programs for the student (study aids, mobility, psychological, pedagogical and sexological counseling, program of coexistence, management of collaboration grants, etc.) and actions to encourage participation, associationism and volunteering, advising the creation and management of associations.
b) OPAL: Service of the UV whose fundamental objective is to promote the labor insertion of the graduates and postgraduates of the University of Valencia, developing the necessary tasks in order to effectively relate supply and demand, is, in essence, a bridge between training and occupation.
c) ADEIT: Service of the University-Enterprise Foundation whose main objective is to promote the completion of external internships by carrying out the necessary tasks in order to approximate training and employment.
d) UPD: Unitat per a the Integració de Persones amb Discapacitat, is a service of attention and advice to the entire university community regarding disability. Among other actions, it carries out teaching support functions and coordinates various personalized assistance actions. Postgraduate Center of the Universitat de València. Upon request, an assessment of the specific needs will be made in order to determine the necessary technical and human resources, as well as, if applicable, possible curricular adaptations.
e) Postgraduate Center of the Universitat de València.
Organs and support services and specific orientation of the master.
The Director of the Master, the members of the Academic Coordination Committee and the PAS in charge of the subjects of the Master will also be the people who will directly attend the students to assist them in the doubts or problems related to the management or administration that may arise during the start and development of the course. In case of major incidents or conflicts, the CCA will be convened to study them and decide the most appropriate way to resolve them.
In the event that support actions are needed for students with special needs, it will be carried out in collaboration with the services of the universities dedicated to this purpose.
According to the regulations of the participating universities, the CCA of the Master must assign a Master Tutor Tutor to each student at the beginning of the course. In addition to guiding and advising him, he will be the one to propose the Final Master's Project to be done.
Each student, at the beginning of the course, will choose a Prof. Tutor of the Master, upon acceptance by said professor. The CEC will finally approve the assignment of tutors to students.
The Prof. Tutor of the Master of each student will act as:
- Prof. Tutor of Integration and Follow-up in the degree, to facilitate their incorporation into the studies and to guide them during the development of the same - Prof. Tutor of the Master's Thesis Project
This master does not contemplate the performance of external practices.
The Master's Thesis is an ideal occasion to evaluate the degree of maturity of the student. On the one hand, the direction of work by the faculty will allow direct supervision of the work and an opportunity to evaluate the competences acquired. On the other hand, the public exhibition of the Final Master's Project and its defense before a court is an occasion for the evaluation of the results of the student's learning.